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Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
for most folks in our area. the federal government and local jurisdictions are back up this morning, as are most public schools in the area. there are some exceptions to that, though. in virginia manassas park city schools are closed. there are two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah counties. buses are using emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one hour delay. frederick county schools in maryland on a two-hour delay. and in west virginia pendleton county schools are closed. berkeley, hampshire and jefferson counties are on delay. and there are schools in d.c. that are still without power. most schools plan to announce between 5:00 and 6:00 this morning whether they'll be able to open. >> 4:31. chilly start to your day, but no more rain falling, at least for now. let's check in with tom kierein to see if we're going to get wet weather. >> more importantly, can kids go trick or treating? >> i'm glad you asked. >>> right now we have just a few sprinkles to our north and west. storm team 4 radar showing that. those areas in green just a few spri
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
employees should stay home today. >> most local governments are closed in maryland, virginia, and the district. metro train and bus service is shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed. >> amtrak service in the northeast corridor not happening today either. most students in our area also, obviously, getting the day off of school. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning along with most private schools in the area. >> and you can find a complete list of school and business closings scrolling on the bottom of your screen. and live on nbcwashington.com. >> good morning. sandy's first heavy rains are now coming into our region. they've had heavy downpours all night right along the atlantic seaboard and the eastern sho. they have wind gusts from 40 to 45 miles an hour now. the heaviest rains are now getting closer to washington. in fact, the areas you see here they are getting some moderate rain now in the yellow zone. here is the intensity scale. anges and reds, that's heavy rain, and the really heavy rain band is just
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
this tuesday morninwith danella. >> good morning. >>> still checking on local roads, finding flooding and downed trees. let's start in maryland. debris blocking 355. this is at 124 montgomery village avenue. all your lanes blocked in that area. heading over to flooding in virginia, brownsville road is closed right now. at windstone drive due to high standing water. if you're traveling along the dulles toll road, checking things out there. besides wet conditions, not seeing any reports of any incidents to warn you about. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> it is 5:13. 43 degrees. what caused this blast coming up? >>> welcome back at 5:16. we're going to take you live to rhode island, where you can see the flooded streets. and the cleanup from the damage is going to be intense. it will take several days, if not weeks, to get out from under all the water. >>> we want to go to new jersey, where conditions may be even worse. sandy pounded the jersey shore. nbc's danielle leigh live in cape may, new jersey, on the southern tip of that state. danielle, what's the situation
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
government and covered the local equestrian community. the sheriff's office is working with the fbi to solve the murder mystery. >>> metro blames stolen electronics for a spike in its latest crime report. the transit agency says crime is up almost 7% between january and now compared to last year. 79% of reported cases involve property damage, such as car break-ins, thefts, and arson. the other 21% include robbery, assault, rape, and homicide. those cases were reported at the anacostia rail spags. that was covered by college park and gallery place. >>> tomorrow the transit agency will hear plans to accommodate the inauguration crowd. metro plans to create a specially priced commemorative smart trip card. riders will have to pay peak time fares despite inauguration falling on the martin luther king holiday. >>> kwame brown will learn his fate next month on felony bank fraud charges. until then, the former d.c. council chairman must follow a strict sur fcurfew and other st rules. the judge set a curfew of 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for brown. brown was ordered to return to court yesterday because
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
blow. why both now turn their focus to some local voters. good morning and welcome to news4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. the roads may be just slick enough to slow you down this morning. a live look outside right now at 6:00 a.m. we know that some folks are starting to see some rain drops coming through the area. tom kierein is here to break it all down for us. >> just some scattered light rain. don't have any heavy downpours like we had the other day. but enough to make the pavement wet, and for fender benders, as we've already had several of those. right now, all of this coming as a front is moving into our area and going to bring an end to the high humidity. it's still humid this morning with the showers. there are some moderate showers where you see this one batch of orange and yellow here in western charles county. that's advancing a bit to the north and east and should be around the prince george's county beltway in about ten minutes. the rest of northern virginia, just a few scattered light sprinkles. much of maryland and up in toward the pennsylvania border
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
that. locally, upper 30s in montgomery county as well as prince george's and much of fairfax and the rest of northern virginia. arlington in the low 40s. much of southern maryland, only 40 degrees. a few high clouds drifting over us. going to set the stage for a beautiful sunrise. sunrise is getting later and later. not until 7:20. by 8:00 a.m., we'll still be cold. only around 40 degrees. quickly warming to 60 around noon. ought to hit mid and upper 60s. partly cloudy through the afternoon. light winds. by 6:00 p.m., back down to the low 60s. sunset 6:26. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. now with first 4 traffic, here's danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> still checking on the delays if you're traveling route 50 inbound in maryland. chopper 4 flying over kenilworth avenue. here's what's going on. right lane blocked. the crash here involved a single vehicle. you're seeing significant delays. you're just lowered to one left lane to the left to get by. and your travel speed very slow. 15 miles per hour to get from the beltway to 295. that drive will take you at
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
gaithersburg and local hotels. they can work in a somewhat safe environment, get up in the many boos and the buckets. i just heard that pepco is already reporting outoutages. it will be interesting to see if the guys come out this morning and see what the plan is. that's the latest. i'm tony tull. back to you. >>> dominion virginia is also ready for sandy. it has trucks pabllincked and r to be sent out from its office. they have about 2,000 outside crew members ready to help restore power as soon as sandy leaves town. >>> wards 3 through 8 each have their own designated relief center, and for specific locations in your ward, you can log on to nbcwashington.com and search relief centers. you should do that now rather than wait until you lose power. the american red cross also providing snacks and water for those seeking safe conditions during the storm. >>> prince george's county is trying to keep its administration building dry during sandy's heavy rains. crews put up a barrier of flood sacks. hydrobarriers have also been put up to keep out water. heavy rains from tropical storm lee
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> plus a can shoishocking cri local neighborhood where a man woke up to find a dead body on his doorstep. >>> plus a cancer survivor violated in plain sight. what she says a tsa agent did. >>> breaking news. police open fire on a suspect this morning. what led to that violence in a live update. >>> also, spreading outbreak. this morning more cases and a major step from the company blamed for a meningitis outbreak. >>> and controversy coming to a station near you. what metro must put in place by today. good morning, everyone. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie goff, in for eun yang. this morning we're talking about tumbling temperatures. take a look. right now many of you are waking up in the 30s. meteorologist veronica johnson is live on the storm team 4 weather deck. are you bundled? >> i ran out here without my nice warm jacket, coat this morning. i know i'm only out here ever so briefly. it is cold enough, though, that i can see my breath. that's where you know you need the nice warm jacket. >>> we're seeing temperatures this morning, folks,
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
much longer? your local forecast. >>> plus, what you need to do if maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. >>> it's quiet now in the russian embassy, but as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the
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Oct 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
the weekend. >> let's turn right to meteorologist tom kierein. >> here locally, don't have any problems off to work and school. this morning, we are starting off the view from space. the radar showing a clear sky here now, and absolutely balmy afternoon yesterday kept some of that warmth in overnight, although it has cooled down. much of the region down into the 50s across most of maryland, virginia, and into west virginia, right at reagan national near the bay waters, it's in the low 60s this morning, but it has dipped down to just near 50, upper 40, parts of maryland and west virginia. now the latest with sandy, it is passing over eastern cuba now with torrential rain and winds of over 100 miles an hour. it is going to continue to track off to the north. the latest track -- and it is now at 110 miles an hour, a category two hurricane over eastern cuba. latest track taking you due north today, diminishing down to a category 1 storm. friday, looks like it will be due east of daytona beach. taking a r sunday at 8:00 p.m. there's a wide area of uncertainty. it could be tracking a
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
, libraries, and local government offices are closed. in maryland, some libraries are closed. charles, prince george's, and ounties are closed. in virginia, hov restrictions are lifted on i-66, i-395 and 95, as well as the dulles toll road and libraries are also closed. all schools are closed in northern virginia, except in prince william county. fairfax city is open for business. >>> drivers will have an easier time finding parking today as well. in the district residential parking restrictions are suspended because of the holiday. in arlington and alexandria, there will also be no parking fees. same goes for prince george's county. drivers will still have to pay to park in montgomery county. schools and county offices are both open with normal hours. parking rules enforced in anne arundel and howard counties as well. >> covered all the bases there, didn't you? got it all in. >> i believe charles county and howard county schools are still open too. >> yes, they are. my kids will be at school today >> that's right. >> and they'll be bundling up this morning too. >> i hope they are. th
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Oct 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
daytona beach on the same day as biketoberfest. they joked to a local paper that romney is going for a biker vote. >>> just 48 hours after their contentious debate, president obama and mitt romney traded jokes with each other over dinner. the two shared the stage at the alfred e. smith memorial dinner in new york, a white tie event that raises money for needy kids. both the mr. obama and romney took jabs at each other while making fun of themselves about the debates. >> find the biggest available straw man and just mercifully attack it. big bird didn't even see it coming. and in the spirit of sesame street, the president's remarks are brought to you by the letter "o" and the number 16 trillion. >> some of you may have noticed i had a lot more energy in our second debate. i felt really well rested after the nice long nap i had in the first debate. >> they are now just 18 days before the general election. >>> the race for virginia's u.s. senate seat is getting more heated as we get closer to election day. tim kaine and george allen squared off last night in their fifth and final debate b
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
flames destroying their home. >>> some changes could soon be coming to your local starbucks. the coffee shop is testing new items, including warm pastries like a blueberry yogurt muffin or ham and cheese krcroissant. it's part of the purchase of the french bakery la boulange. >>> there is a new tool that helps you find the perfect fit when you're shopping for clothes. the fair oaks mall installed a free body scanners called the meatili. it uses radio frequency waves to size you up in 20 seconds. then shoppers print a printout of the most flattering sizes and cuts to buy at different stores throughout the mall. shoppers also receive an e-mail with more options. most of the people we spoke to say the machine is helpful. >> i've been walking around this mall for like two hours trying to find pants for work. just go right to them and get what i need. >> the body scanners will eventually be added to the malls in bethesda and wheaton. would you get into one of these things? >> i think i would. if it makes it possible to get out of the mall faster. meality? i think it might be meality? >> i th
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Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
, how friends and family are trying to help two local men seriously injured in a crash. >>> plus what's next for the captain of a doomed italian crui >>> i'm angie goff with breaking news from the news 4 live desk. major deal just made. japan's softbank with a major stake in nextel for $70 million. it gives the third largest wireless operator more money power to compete in the market and also build out its 4g network. the deal is the biggest overseas acquisition by a japanese firm. at the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> we have breaking news right now at 4:46. prince william county fire officials are investigating a three alarm fire in the 7900 block of sudley road. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the scene with the latest. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. we have good news to report to commuters. sudley road in the northbound direction had been taken down to just one lane. just within the last two minutes or so, they actually opened everything back up here. they are still trying to figure out exactly what caused this blaze at the store-all storage
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Oct 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
news 4 nation this morning. some locally heavy rain producing showers just in time for the commute home last night. all those you'll be happy to know are now gone from the area and our skies are mostly clear. i can see orion's belt over the sky early this morning as i was driving in. 52 at national airport. 50 in ashburn, virginia. 43 manassas and bristow. 47 waldorf and la plata. 48 in the panhandle of virginia. there it is on radar. ground clutter close to us. first showers out across parts of ohio but i don't think they'll make it over the mountains. clouds will but rain drops not too likely. we're off to a nice, clear start this morning. we'll have what i like to call self-destructive sunshine today. more sun we get the more clouds we'll hook up. we'll start sunny and end cloudy. we'll talk more about the rest of the weekend coming up. >> new information this morning about a deadly crash in prince george's county involving a metro bus. police now say a street race caused a car to crash into the back of a bus on silver lane and sea pleasant. 9:30 last night police say two drivers eac
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
. stanton at 34. closer to washington, upper 30. probably no freeze locally. in prince william county, parts of fairfax, down in the upper 30s as is much of frederick county, maryland, and loudoun county. leesburg at 43. in the rural areas of loudoun county, upper 30s and northern fauquier county, rappahannock, and madison, and green. down towards fredericksburg and spotsylvania, generally around 40s. the charles county, upper 30s. right around the waters and on the bay, upper 40s. storm team 4, four day forecast. gorgeous day today. afternoon highs, a dramatic warmup from where we are now. should be making it into the low 70s by midafternoon. by dawn tomorrow, down to near 50 degrees. not as chilly as we start off this tuesday. tomorrow morning, probably just a few clouds in and out. partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon, even warmer, into the upper 70s. the average high this time of year is 66. record high on wednesday is 84. set on that date back in 2001. we're going to be up maybe around 80, around much of the region on wednesday. yes, it can still feel a little like summertime in octo
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
come this morning, trying to make a difference. the efforts of friends and family to help two local men recover from a fiery crash. "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> welcome back. if you're looking for that perfect pumpkin to scarve this year, maybe it will be a bit much. our super size pumpkin tips the scale at nearly 1,300 pounds. how would you take that thing home? it won a local pumpkin contest, and it's the third year in a row that its grower won the contest. he doesn't use fertilizer, just a big old dose of determination. i just want to know what do you do with pumpkins that size? they win contests, right? >> and you let the kids slide on it. >> carving pumpkins is very fun but a very messy endeavor. you're going to come to the pumpkin patch with us and then carve pumpkins. >> i'll watch, yeah. >> encourage us from the sidelines. >>> 5:41 is our time right now. take a look outside if you will. the capitol dome outside in the distanc
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
. the man was a member of the local amish community and leaves behind a wife and child. >>> three people have prince george's county firefighters to thank for saving their lives. this after a fire broke out yesterday morning at a ground level apartment on 85th avenue in new carrollton. firefighters had to use a ladder to rescue people from an upper level apartment including a four-month-old baby. no one was hurt but the fire caused about $20,000 worth of damage. they're still trying to figure out the cause. >>> a developing story on the expanding meningitis outbreak. there are now 47 reported cases of the virus in seven different states including maryland and virginia. the death toll stands at five right now. one person has died in virginia. another in maryland. health officials are working to try and contact thousands of patients who received a steroid shot for back pain. the contaminated steroid appears to have come from a pharmacy in massachusetts. this type of meningitis is not contagious. >>> starting today metro riders could controversial ads at several stations. the ads fro
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
local paper that romney is going for the biker vote. >>> both of virginia apgs u.s. senate candidates are vowing to keep thousands of virginiians from losing their jobs. democrat tim kaine and republican george allen squared off last night in the final debate before voters head to the polls. that debate got personal when the candidates discussed sequestration. virginia could lose thousands of defense jobs if congress can't reach a deal on reducing the deficit by the end of the year. >> i have a son that just started the career in the military. i'm not going to do things that will hurt the troops or hurt defense. >> we have thousands of jobs at risk here in virginia, and they shouldn't be used as a bargaining tool to raise taxes on job creating small business owners. >> allen also accused kaine of being a yes man for president obama. kaine countered by saying he'll support whoever is president. >>> google accidentally released an earnings report early. shares of google fell 9% yesterday when the quarterly report got released. nasdaq even suspended trading for a short time. the stock re
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and shenandoah counties. buses will use snow emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one-hour delay. frederick county schools in maryland are on a two-hour delay. and in west virginia, pendleton county schools are closed, and berkeley, hampshire, and jefferson county schools are on a two-hour delays. several schools in virginia county and maryland as well as in the district that still don't have power. we expect an announcement from most of those school systems within the hour about whether the schools will be able to open today. >> let's take a live look at 5:02. just 43 degrees out there. a cold start to the morning. the rain has moved out. and we'll look at what the foreca
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
they're bringing to light. >>> and you really have to see it to believe it. the local traffic circle that's so confusing a driver ended up on the grass. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >>> it is a story that will make parents cringe, a student being interviewed about bullying chased away on camera. what he's doing today to fight back. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm richard jordan. aaron is off this morning. >>> today is a day 79 years in the making. the nationals host a home playoff game for the first time since 1933. fair warning, that roar you hear just after 1:00 this afternoon is not thunder. it will b
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
back out offshore. a brush by here in florida as expected. some locally heavy rainfalls coming through. those falls could gust winds to 50 miles an hour. no big preparations here. we don't see anyone boarding up. they have furniture, anything that could get blown around. once it moves on through, if you're heading down to florida this weekend or next week, some beautiful weather because the storm is going to pull down cool air tom. we'll have temperatures here down in the mid to upper 50s as we get into monday and tuesday. looking at that overnight, takes it right into ocean city, maryland. it's a pretty scary scenario for all the beaches and right up the coast. where i'm from, you guys are up there. remember being back there covering the power outages in june, let's hope it not that bad, but it has the impact to knock out even more power. >> let's have a check of traffic. danella, how are we doing? >>> not too bad on the roads. if you're traveling the rail, minor delay, vre, fredericksburg train 300 and 304, a five-minute delay. roads starting to see some accidents pop up. i-9
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
holiday in observance of columbus day. several local and state agencies are closed as well as most federal agencies. in the district, schools, libraries, and local government offices are cloised today. in maryland, some libraries are closed. charles, prince george's, and t is mary's county governments are closed today. in virginia, hov restrictions lifted on i-66, 395, and i-95 as well as the dulles toll road. libraries are closed in virginia. all schools in northern virginia are closed except for those in prince william county, and fairfax city is open for business. >> that was a lot to list off. >> got them all in there. >>> if you're heading out today, the key word is layer. >> the key word is layer, and it's going to feel like late fall. dress for late fall. in fact, the temperatures, what we're going to be up today, more like mid to late november instead of where we are here in october. we do have frost advisories. freeze warnings in the purple. those are well off to the west. wanted to mention those to you because, as we get precipitation in here, the highest of elevations of
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Oct 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
lecture series. >>> right now there are hundreds of snow plows casing local streets. news 4's megan mcgrath joins us live this morning from prince george's county with more on why you might see those plows. megan? >> reporter: that's right, aaron. a lot of people are talking about hurricanes and sandy. here in prince george's county, they are actually talking snow and preparing for snow. take a look at the snow plows here. they've got their equipment all lined up. they have actually been leaving the public works depot here and hitting the streets, making sure that everything is in line for their crews should they have real snow. this is a dry line. vanessa gordon watson, you have been doing this for 25 years. talk about what this dry run is all about, what you'll be doing. >> we'll be going around looking for manholes, debris in the road, and now that there's a tropical storm coming up, make sure the storm drains are opened up and pot holes and stuff like that. >> reporter: so basically, when you have your plow down, any kind of a man hole cover, any kind of a pothole, that's not go
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> definitely good news. >>> your time right now is 4:37. aa local daycare is spending after a mistake that left a toddler wandering alone. >>> the newest feature on facebook that may have you reaching for your wallet. >>> you may want to grab your umbrella as you head out the door. door. we'll looke. the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> and the win sner is going t be teddy! >> teddy finally won. he finally won the president's race yesterday during the nats' final game of the regular season. before the race, teddy was given a pair of shiny yellow underarmor shoes and it seemed to be the trick, that along with the philly fanatic. it was the first time since 2006 that teddy won. >
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
suing the show. the producers aren't commenting so far. >>> good news out this morning for local homeowners. >>> i want to make sure we have the ships required by our navy. our air force is older and smaller than any time since it was founded in 1947. >> you mention the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonettes. >> the it the comment that received the most attention during last night's debate. there's a lot more to it. how each candidate fared in their final face-off. >>> plus local lawmakers voicing support for a ban on big drinks. >>> and why d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo's name is being brought up in a new investigation in new york. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm richard jordan. aaron gilchrist has the day off. he knows how to pick them. what a day. >> tom kierein is live on the storm team 4 weather deck. you need a jacket this morning, tom? >> if you're going to be out for a length of time, you definitely do. there's capitol hill. we see the first faint glow of light on the eastern horizon behi
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Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
local baseball team. we'll go back to college for this sports in a minute starting with college football. from friday. navy in a friday match up at central michigan and the mids invert the chippewas, 31-13. later today a border battle between maryland and virginia from charlottesville at 3:00 p.m. virginia tech might have its hands full with the 5-1 duke blue devils. plus, howard takes on north carolina a & t. kickoff at 1:30. now for college hoops. let the madness begin. midnight madness. maryland style. the terpins are ready to bring it. new uniforms to go along with new players like charles mitchell, freshman forward with some ups and nick faust is back and looking good. coach mark turgeon has a lot to be excited about. high expectations for his team. while at georgetown everybody is ready to dance. oh, yeah. john thompson iii kicking it old school with the hoyas. a seniorless squad doesn't have him worried. they are going for glory this season. that's your sports in a minute. i'm carol maloney. hope your saturday is a good one. >> carol, thanks. >>> as for the redskins, they'll most
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Oct 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
searching for the person who used a hammer to pull off a robbery outside a local walmart. police tell us the attack happened around midnight at the store on richmond highway. the victim was struck with a hammer but didn't need to go to the hospital. the search remains for the attacker. >>> a charles county woman is dead and her husband in serious condition this morning after the couple was shot while walking their dog. it happened around 7:00 last night in waldorf. sheriff's deputies say the couple passed a man while walking their dog near hampshire circle. when the dog started barking the man opened fire. both were shot multiple times and taken to a nearby hospital where the woman died. deputies are still trying to find the shooter and determine what his motive was. >>> it's a strange crime spree that landed one man in the hospital and sent shoppers running for cover. early yesterday evening in takoma park police say two men robbed an armored car at a strip mall at new hampshire avenue and university boulevard. the man reportedly fired at a guard who then shot back. the men got the c
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
injury during practice football. it happened yesterday. a crew flew him to a local trauma center with serious but life-threatening injuries. at last check he was in stable condition. >>> 14 before the hour. police are still trying to figure out how a missing fairfax teenager died. brian glenn disappeared last week after dropping his brother off at woodson high school. his body was found yesterday in a park. brian's family issued a statement saying the discovery was a, quote, great shock and they need to let the investigation into bryan's death run its course. police do not believe his death is suspicious. >>> one man is in critical condition at a shooting at a montgomery county home. police were called out to a home in the 1100 block of good hope drive in silver spring about 8:45 last night. the homeowner got into an argument with a woman and a man. during the fight the homeowner shot the man who drove himself to the hospital. the homer owner was also hurt but is expected to be okay. >>> alcohol may have played a role in a police-involved shooting outside a silver spring house. montgo
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
this video of a wild night on a local college campus becomes a key piece of evidence. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. redskins fans are still buzzing about an electrifying play made by robert griffin iii. just a week after suffering a concussion, griffin ran wild, quite frankly, on the vikings, showing he's not afraid to use his legs. you'll see it right there. we'll hear what the quarterback had to say after this big game coming up in just a bit. and rg3 also getting it done at fedex field. we just told you about that. we'll tell you more. >> that's right. it is now 6:00, though. what an awesome game. awesome weather to match. we shall see. warm and wet to start the week. tom is keeping a close eye on some rain that's moving this way. he's here with more on the forecast. tom, good morning. glad to have you back. >> good to be back. >>> have an umbrella handy as you head out the door. might have a few passing morning sprinkles. here's storm team 4 radar showing patches of light green. a few sprinkles in northern montgomery count
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
line with at least the local jurisdictions is the legitimacy of the program. >> d.c. has plans to expand the program, which is expected to net $80 million this year alone. itted can be 2014 before any fine structure goes into place. >>> you'll soon have another option on the table if you shop at best buy. cnbc's shartia brantley is live with more. good morning, shartia. >> good morning, aaron. >>> best buy is jumping into the crowded tablet market. the retailer will start selling its own device called the flex. it runs on google's android software and will cost between $239 and $259. it's about the size of the kindle fire and the upcoming mini ipad, which apple is expected to unveil next week. >>> and target is the latest retail chain to announce it will match the online prices of its rivals. target says it will be intensely competitive and will also showcase exclusive items, including a limited addition design collection it's creating with luxury retailer neiman marcus. target will match prices from amazon, walmart.com, best buy.com, toysru.com and babiesrus.com between november
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
was heading to a campaign event from the airport yesterday afternoon. a local police officer and an ohio state trooper were both hurt in the crash. mrs. obama as not hurt, and no secret service vehicles were involved in the crash. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has said the deadly attack on america's consulate in libya was her responsibility. clinton says the president and vice president had nothing to do with security surrounding the consulate. she said security professionals make the decisions about protecting state department employees. the obama administration has been criticized for not providing enough protection to officials in the consulate. >>> one of the victims in that attack, chris stevens, will be remembered today at a public memorial in san francisco. stevens was the u.s. ambassador to libya. he grew up and went to college in california. senator dianne feinstein and libya's ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend today's service at san francisco's city hall. >>> two virginia hikers found safe in montana after being stranded for days in the snow will retur
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
ashore is a strong, perhaps tropical storm by then probably won't be a hurricane. our local radar showing a band of heavy rain across the maryland/delaware border there and all the way stretching down toward near cambridge and then across the bay to the northern neck. this is slowly creeping off to the north and east, getting a few sprinkles north and west of washington right now. now we could get 5 to 10 inches of rain from this system, all in these counties in green, including all of northern virginia, the district and just about all of maryland, parts of east and west virginia. in addition, gusts to 60 miles an hour. all these counties in pink, noon monday to 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. that is when we'll have our heaviest winds. as we go forward by 6:00 a.m. monday, winds will be around 20, 30 miles an hour. then by 6:00 p.m. monday, this airy in pink, the high wind zone coming in will have gusts of 40 to 60 miles an hour. the peak gusts 60 miles an hour may occur 2:00 a.m. on tuesday as well as into tuesday morning. still having gusts prac s perha high. the wind gusts should die do
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> good morning. >>> again, local roads just looking a bit sketchy. you're seeing trees down, wires down. if you're traveling in the laurel area, college park as well, please use caution. several roads in that area experiencing trees that are downed. let's head over to md-109 closed at thursdton road. i-270, wet to very wet. but from germantown to rockville, you're clear. connecting to the beltway inner loop and outer loop as you head towards i-95 and loop around the wilson bridge, you're incident free. >> news 4's angie goff at the live desk with breaking news. >> good morning, aaron. >>> massive fire in queens, new york. more than 50 homes completely destroyed by this six-alarm blaze. look at this video. firefighters are just battling these widespread flames at this point. this is in the breezy point section of the rockaway peninsula in queens. it's also in a flood zone area. so the u.s. army has moved in to help escort almost 200 firefighters to the scene using seven-ton trucks. pretty unbelievable. so far two people have suffered minor injuries. the cause of the fire is still un
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to the east are being hit particularly hard already at this hour. now we've got storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to break it down. >> you can see the extent of this storm. it's huge. it's about 1,000 miles wide. it's continuing on a track that is now taking aim at our atlantic seaboard. and
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
ohio, nipd, and michigan, it is snowing. locally, the dark green bands and yellow, just moderate showers that continue to fall across northern virginia, the district, and much of maryland. it is chilly, just in the low 40s much of the area. where it's snowing, it's near freezing, and elevations above 2,000 feet. and the wind gusts down to around 20 to 25 miles an hour. storm team 4 hour by hour forecast for this tuesday. expect occasional shourds for the rest of the day. and chilly with highs only in the upper 40s by fternodaon. i'll return in ten minutes. danella here now with a look at our traffic. >> good morning. >>> early morning accident along i-95 northbound just past 610 in stafford. that accident looks to still be there. very light volume. not seeing any delays as a result of it. still tracking downed trees, downed wires. let head over right now to haycock road closed at westmoreland street due to downed wires in mclean, virginia. heading over as you're making the commute along 85, this is leonard town road at post office road. you're goingo see the left lanes blocked by
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Oct 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
with anything. >>> ahead on "news 4 today," the push for local parents to get their kids a little more sleep before school. >>> welcome back. they say everything's bigger in texas, and that includes the speed limit. today a new toll road with an 85-mile-per-hour speed limit opens in the lone star state. supporters say it offers an alternative to congested roads and is safe as long as drivers follow the rules. some say 85 miles an hour isn't safe for any driver. police say the speed doesn't worry them, but the highway runs through a rural area causing potential accidents with wildlife. if you're going 85 miles an hour and you hit anything -- >> it is going to be a problem. but i understand it's a relatively -- >> open stretch. >> low volume area. >> it could be fun if you like speed. >> not fun, eun. it's efficient. >> all right. >> let's get a look at the forecast. tom kierein's in the storm center. >> beautiful picture from the hd city camera. weather and traffic on the ones early this wednesday morning. >>> we have clouds closing in from the west. they're producing a few sprinkles th
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
local streets. that's right, snow plows. don't worry about snow this morning. it's just a drill. prince george's county is conducting annual county-wide snow and ice dry run. more than 200 snow and emergency vehicles went out at 4:00 this morning to do a run-through of sorts before winter actually gets here. more than 400 personnel are participating. just want to get ready. >> that's what we've got to do. >>> it is 5:07 right now. caught red handed. the disturbing crime a homeowner captured when he set up a camera outside his house. >>> if you are looking forward to some apple picking this fall, you may have already missed your chance. the apple harvest has all but come to an end in virginia. farmers say warm temperatures in february and march led to an early bloom and harvest. you'll still find plenty of apples at farm stands, and virginia apples are in demand in other states hit hard by the summer drought. >>> you could see prices drop on peanuts and peanut butter at your local grocery store. a huge peanut harvest expected with farmers bringing in two-thirds more peanuts than
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
14th street bridge, that drive will take you 15 minutes. keep in mind, if you're taking local roads, still seeing high standing water, downed trees. give yourself extra time. it is still a tricky commute. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> virginia's man hunt for a guy accused of attacking three people with pipe bombs. >> continuing coverage of hurricane sandy, what you need anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >>> welcome back. 6:25. lots of ghouls and goblins expect
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
you, danella. >>> it's now 6:22. ahead, the fight taking place in one local county over the right to bring an unusual object to work. "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> take a good look at this mugshot. this is how an ohio woman looked after police arrested her for driving the wrong way on the highway outside cleveland saturday morning. they tried to stop her, but she kept speeding off. eventually, they did catch her. police say she was also drunk at the time. >>> a driver in canada apparently missed the construction sign. he was trying to drive through a construction zone when he ended up in a six-foot hole in the road. the man wasn't hurt, saying he was more mad and embarrassed than anything else. you've got to read the signs. stay alert. >> you see those metal plates on the road sometimes, and i always worry about, if i drive over the wrong point on that plate, i'm going in. >> boom. all right. >> 6:26 is our time right now. a millio
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
in a couple of weeks. >>> and some local governors are weighing in on last night's debate as well. maryland governor martin o'malley told msnbc's lawrence o'donnell that romney was not specific enough on the issues that matter most to undecided voters. >> i think what mitt romney really needed tonight was a big game changer. he needed the address the observation that he hasn't had any specification for all of these great promises. $5 trillion in cuts but it won't add to the deaf sismt truficit. trust me, i'll tell you later. eat cake, lose weight. >> bob mcdonnell released a statement that said mitt romney's debate performance crystallized the choice voters face in november. when he is president romney's plan for a stronger middle class will deliver more jobs and more take home pay. >>> president obama will campaign tomorrow in northern virginia. he is set to visit george mason university. hundreds of gmu students watched last night's debate. they say they were grading the candidates on what they had to say as well as how they said it. >> i'm not getting a sense of obama as the co
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
likely to develop a precursor to alzheimer's disease. >>> a local family literally dodges a bullet in their own home. we'll tell you who police locked up. >>> plus, a local police department increasing patrols to try to find some sneaker snatching suspects. >>> and the chance storm clouds could roll in >>> ma >>> and now, from washington's leading news station, this is news4 today. >> a close call in a local home. a bullet comes tearing through wall just above a bed. who police say fired shot. >>> and some welcome pepco workers turn into rescue workers. how they helped save the life of a little boy. >>> good morning, and welcome back to news4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. let's take a live look outside at 6:30. a little bit chilly but looking like a nice fall day ahead. >> you see the first lyiight of day beginning to show up. there's a bit of a chilly breeze blowing coming in out of the south. it's certainly more humid. you'll notice that when you step out. but at least not quite as cold as it was yesterday. feeling like a typical october morning. so dress for a ch
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> the threat a local police officer made that landed him in jail. >>> also a local college administrator on leave for taking a stand on same-sex marriage. why so many are surprised by her stance. >> the chill i >>> breaking news. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >>> and now from washington's leading news station, this is news4 today. >>> breaking news. a tragedy overnight in maryland. five people killed by an early morning fire. four of them children. this morning we're learning more about the chaos when firefighters arrived. >>> plus a local chej administrator in hot water for taking what some call a surprising stance on gaye marri
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
day. we've got individual trees at peak color here locally. it is at peak color now. out in western maryland, much of west virginia into western pennsylvania. temperatures in a few locations. these areas in blue have dipped down into the 40s. the darker green areas in the 50s. that covers most of maryland and virginia. it's in the 50s this morning. right in the metro area, 50s near the bay and atlantic beaches. here's the storm team 4 four-day forecast. a delightful friday, low humidity, afternoon highs climbing into the low 80s, lots of sun. clear tonight if you're going out. 60s by midnight. 50s by dawn tomorrow and saturday. a little sun in the morning, but quickly clouding up and highs reaching maybe the mid-70s, perhaps near 80 in a few locations saturday afternoon. and then saturday, late afternoon into early evening, might get a passing shower. chilly rain likely on sunday. what a change. highs only in the 50s. a chilly start to the day. >> good morning. i'm tracking breaking news coming out of arlington. a crash there is blocking all your lanes on south glebe road, and it's
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Oct 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
shots at the president's local campaign office. last night a bullet shattered a window leaving glass all over the sidewalk. campaign workers were inside at the time. fortunately, no one was hurt. the shooter may have been in a passing vehicle. investigators are now screening surveillance video for clues. >>> federal authorities are looking into allegations that congressman jesse jackson jr. misused funds. sources tell nbc news that the fbi and federal prosecutors are looking into pressing charges against jackson. attorneys met with prosecutors earlier this week in an effort to persuade them not to indict jackson. the illinois congressman has been on medical leave from congress since june. >>> this morning bank customers across the east coast made be affected by a data breach. td bank has begun notifying more than 250,000 customers telling them their data may be compromised. a spokeswoman says that back in march some unencrypted backup data tapes were misplaced in transport including things like social security numbers and account information. so far there are no reported cases of ide
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Oct 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
with local jurisdictions is the legitimacy of the program. >> the city's speed camera program is expected to generate $80 million. cheh says the council must be convinced the lost revenue can be made up somewhere else. >>> the library of congress is giving new life to people who fought in the civil war. the civil war library of america is an online blog featuring diary entries and other writings. you'll be able to read from well-known figures, including robert e. lee, ulysses s. grant, et cetera. it will open november 12th. >> it's 4:51. we turn to tom kierein, keeping an eye on the forecast. it's autumn. warm, cold, it's all in there. >> feeling more like winter. >>> stone cold start. we're in the upper 30s. reagan national, it is a chilly 49 there. that's the warm spot. we've got a calm wind, though, thankfully. and as we look at other temperatures, the areas in dark blue are in the 30s. look at elkins, right at the freezing mark now, up in the highlands of eastern west virginia. all these areas in dark blue are in the 30s, including northern shenandoah valley, much of eastern
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
man will spend 40 years in prison for prowling at a local maul and sexually assaulting women in. is surveillance video that montgomery county police just released from that night two years ago. robert cruz gonzalez was sentenced yesterday for stalking a stranger at the aspen hill shopping center, then attacking her and forcing her into a wooded area where he sexually assaulted her. the womanaged to get away. >> another woman has come forward claiming she was fondled by a man in fairfax county. this is the sixth case police have identified in just over a month. the woman says a man approached her from behind, grabbed her and groebed her. investigators think more victims could be out there as well. so far no word on any leads in the investigation. >>> a family in frederick county says they may press charges because their teenaged son keeps getting bullied. preston diener was bullied in front of a reporter just as he was preparing for an on camera interview to talk about hi experiences being bullied at school. last week, diener was suspended for fighting back against bullies in gym cla
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
while a jv football player practiced yesterday at poolsville high school. a crew flew him to a local trauma center with serious but nonlife threatening injuries. last check he was in stable condition with parties at his side. >>> investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at an indoor practice facility under construction at the university of virginia in charlottesville. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon sending thick black smoke in the air. officials say crews were working on the building when the fire started. the richmond times dispatch reports a worker was installing rods when insulation and tar on the roof caught fire from the drilling sparks. the facility was scheduled to open next august. >>> we should get a better sense today of whether robert griffin the third is dealing with lasting effects from the concussion he suffered on sunday. he was hurt on this play in the third quarter. skins coach mike shanahan says griffin seems to be doing well. no headaches, dizziness, vomiting. he has to pass neurological tests before being cleared to play or practice again.
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